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XSP Day 3, Mar 7, 2012

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THE OFFICIAL SHOW DAILY XChange Daily Channel Champions: The Shining Stars NEWS AND EVENTS FROM XCHANGE SOLUTION PROVIDER Last night marked the 22nd anniversary of CRN's Channel Champions, which highlights solution provider satisfaction with vendor's products and programs. All told, 115 vendors were rated in our study. Criteria were measured in terms of support, financial and techni- cal satisfaction. The big winner of the night was Microsoft, walking away with six Overall Channel Champions awards and clean sweeps in three categories: Data & Information Management, Business Intelligence and Collabora- tion Software. While Microsoft faced a bit more competition in Cloud Ap- plications, CRM Software and Middle- ware, it was able to get the Overall nod in those categories as well. Microsoft also received two subcategory awards in Backup and Recovery Software and Videoconferencing. Cisco won an Overall Channel Champions award in five categories including Enterprise Networking Hardware, SMB Networking Hard- ware, Unified Communications/VoIP, Videoconferencing and Network Secu- rity Appliances. Hewlett-Packard took home three Overall Channel Champions awards including a clean sweep for Volume Servers, Notebooks/Mobile Computers and Multifunction Printers. HP also was a financial factors winner in Mid- range Servers. APC earned top scores in technical and support satisfaction and financial factors for the Data Center and Power Management Category, earning it the Channel Champions award. Dell got top honors in both En- terprise Network Storage (SAN or NAS) and SMB Network Storage, while Intel swept the Processor cat- egory, as did Xerox for Workgroup Color Printers. In another intensely competitive segment, Network Cli- ent Security Software, Kaspersky Lab took top honors. One of our new categories this year was Tablets, and Lenovo took home the top prize. Symantec swept Client Security Software, and in Backup and Recov- ery Software clinched technical satis- faction and financial factors and tied for support satisfaction, still earning it the Overall win. Samsung, mean- while, won technical satisfaction for Flat-Panel Displays while ViewS- DAY THREE Wednesday, March 7, 2012 Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Los Angeles, Calif. The 22nd anniversary of our awards comes as CRN celebrates its 30th anniversary and honors the past and the future By Kelley Damore The Big Winner: Microsoft takes home six Overall Channel Champtions awards. onic took top honors in support sat- isfaction, financial factors and won Overall for 19- to 30-inch Flat-Panel Displays. Seagate swept SATA Hard Drives while Citrix won a financial factor subcategory award for Server and Desktop Virtualization. For Network Security Appliances, SonicWall earned the top score in technical satisfaction, Juniper won in financial factors, and Cisco won in support satisfaction and earned the Overall nod. Winning Feeling: Cisco (l.) scores five Overall Channel Champions wins; HP walks away with three Overall awards for the night. For CRM, SAP won financial fac- tors, Oracle won support satisfaction, and Microsoft won technical satisfac- tion and garnered the Overall win. VMware won the Server and Desktop Virtualization category and a Cloud Applications subcategory. IBM won for Midrange Servers and earned a subcategory technical satisfac- tion nod for Middleware. Photos: Kim Kulish

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